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CDC says Americans should ditch public transit for cars because of the coronavirus, and it could push emissions higher than ever

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, traffic moves on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. Nearly two dozen states and several cities are challenging the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers. They asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, to review the actions of government agencies that led to the new rule being issued in March. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)Associated Press
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising Americans to drive to work instead of taking public transit or carpooling.
  • This is to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • It counters what scads of public health and environmental programs have advocated for decades. 
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The federal government would like companies to incentivize driving to work — preferably alone. (Employees may also walk or bike to work, if they live close enough.)
That's part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines released this week on how to adapt to the return of working outside of the home, a practice largely nixed since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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